His life was gentle and the elements so mixed in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the world, “This was a Man” ~ William Shakespeare

On March 25, 2011, Fred decided to join his favourite girls for an eternal walk. Born April 13, 1944 at Montreal, Quebec, Fred’s teen years and schooling took him coast to coast before he started his interesting jobs with a few of Canada’s oldest employers, CPR and Hudson’s Bay Trading Co. Yes, it is true Fred was a fur trader in northern Canada. While at one of these outposts he met and married Barbara, the love of his life. It wasn’t long before they decided the middle of nowhere was no place to raise a family and they moved to Calgary. It was here that Fred stumbled onto his dream career in mobile communications. Fred moved his family to Kelowna where he became a respected and successful businessman. He was a self-taught genius with a keen interest in world news and politics.

Fred was predeceased by his wife, Barb in 2008; his four-legged friend, Indy in 2006; and both his mother, Rita and father, Raymond. Fred is survived by his daughters: JoAnne (Kalvin), Sherryn (Brian) and Shannon (Darren); grandchildren: Ashley (Jonathon), Dylan, Tessa, Kane and Siobhan; great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Conor. Fred is also survived by his brother Ray (Delia), sister Elspeth and long time family friend Kathy Critchley.

There will be no service at Fred’s request. Donations in Fred’s memory can be made to the Diabetic Association, 1589 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y7. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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